It’s Not All Mary Poppins


Dry-erase maker can be removed from skin using:
– vinegar
– hand-sanitizer
– rubbing alcohol
– sunscreen
– denatured alcohol
– nail polish remover
– shaving cream
– facial cleansing pads
– toothpaste
– Tabasco sauce

Well, at least I won’t have to go shopping…

November 24, 2009 - Posted by | crafts, Mischief, random and odd | , , , ,


  1. If ever a post called for pictures, this is it.

    Totally agree! Sadly, she decorated her face…

    Comment by Dragon | November 24, 2009 | Reply

  2. On a (somewhat related) note – toothpaste can do amazing things. We got one of those grocery store plants as a gift once (the ones with the sort of foil wrapping around the pot?) and we set it down on the wooden ledge in the kitchen…

    Bad idea, as the price was written in permanent marker on the bottom – and it printed itself in reverse on the wood. I thought for sure it was ruined. I tried every cleaner I had. Absolutely everything. A brief Google later – and my last ditch effort was toothpaste. It took out the permanent marker without damaging the varnish or the wood at all. It was amazing. I hope whatever managed to take the dry erase marker off with was similarly gentle on the poor thing’s face! 😉

    I use toothpaste for all sorts of cleaning jobs that require a bit of abrasion. Toothpaste: more than just teeth!

    Comment by Stacey | November 24, 2009 | Reply

  3. What takes it off the headliner of a car? Just askin’.

    Had a marker mishap in the car, did we? Purell worked a treat here.

    Comment by Jill in Atlanta | November 24, 2009 | Reply

  4. My chemical engineer hubby says anything oil based (like cooking oil) will get it off of surfaces/skin too. I’ve also used eye makeup remover in the past (when they used to put big X’s on my hands at the bar to indicate a minor). 🙂

    Chemical engineer. Handy to have one of those around the house! I confess I never use anything fancier than soap and water to remove make-up, but I’m thinking my youngest might have a bottle of the stuff in the enormous collection of bottles in her room.

    And you used the remover only AFTER you’d left the bar, right?

    Comment by Amy | November 24, 2009 | Reply

  5. Baby wipes work great too.

    Should have thought of that! Those I have in abundance, and they were even closer than the Purell I ended up using — which worked beautifully.

    Comment by Trish C | November 24, 2009 | Reply

  6. […] You would be wise to peek in at said child once in a while, lest you be requiring cleansing doses of Purell after too long of suspiciously quiet play. (Though why should I be suspicious of quiet play when […]

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